Learn How Individuals Develop, Function and Change

Our Psychology program is growing fast! There is so much to explore in this diverse field that ranges from the study of microscopic brain cells to how groups influence our thoughts and behaviours. You will learn foundational topics in psychology and investigate them using standard research methods and statistical tests. We will journey together as you learn more about yourself and others from a psychological perspective. As you learn about yourself and others, together we will cultivate a Christ-like commitment to the common good and respect for human life.

Interested in how humans develop from the womb to old age, why you believe what you believe, the impact of stress on mental well-being, or how psychology intersects with the criminal justice system? Then the psychology program is for you! Depending on your career goals, you can choose between the three-year or four-year Bachelor of Arts with a Psychology Major.

Are you also interested in biology and the intersection of the sciences and social sciences? There is no need to choose between the two! You can pursue the four-year Bachelor of Science with a Biology-Psychology Major.

Major Options
Bachelor of Science
Biology-Psychology Major 4 Years
Bachelor of Arts
Psychology Major 4 Years
Bachelor of Arts Psychology Major 3 Years
Minor Psychology Combine with any Major
Program Details

For Entrance into the Psychology program

At Providence, students are encouraged to declare a major no later than the beginning of their third semester. The prerequisite for entry into the Psychology major is a grade of “C” or better in any psychology course. For students who have taken additional courses toward the major, a minimum GPA of 2.00 is required on all courses, excluding failed courses.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please look to the Academic Calendar for full information and course lists. If there are discrepancies between the information listed here and in the Academic Calendar, the Academic Calendar is definitive.

Range of Courses
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child Development
  • Theories of Personality
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Psychological Assessment, Measurement and Testing
  • Self and Society: Social Psychology
  • Research Methods

Morgan Mulenga, Ph.D. (Program Coordinator)
Associate Professor of Psychology

Career Options
There is no shortage of career options for psychology graduates! Graduates pursue careers in diverse areas including education, mental health care, respite/home care, child and family services, law enforcement/corrections, research, human resources, and advertising. Others pursue graduate studies in counselling, clinical psychology, experimental psychology, social work, and more.